BP renews contract with Elite Control Systems on oil platform in Azerbaijan


Elite Control Systems has announced that the major oil and gas operator BP has renewed its contract with the company to provide comprehensive process control software systems and ongoing support in Azerbaijan, said the message on the website of Elite Control Systems.

For almost 20 years, Elite Control Systems has provided a fully operational, customized process software control system, and ongoing technical support for Chirag offshore production platform on the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oilfield in the Caspian Sea.

Elite can access the platform’s fire and gas control system remotely from its headquarters in Livingston, Scotland. As a result, the automated control systems used to operate Chirag operate smoothly, and allow production to continue without interruption. During this period, Elite Control Systems has also supplied technical guidance with regard to, for example, system upgrades and adjustments to the platform to enhance safety and efficiencies.

“The renewal of this contract to continue to maintain these systems and provide around-the-clock control support for Chirag is a real testament to the long and mutually productive relationship that we share with this highly valued customer in Azerbaijan,” said Ewan McAllister, Technical Director for Elite Control Systems.

The proven oil reserves of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block near one billion tons.

The shareholders in the project are BP (operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli, 35.78 percent), Chevron (11.28 percent), Inpex (10.96 percent), AzACG (11.65 percent), Statoil (8.55 percent), Exxon (8 percent), TPAO (6.75 percent), Itochu (4.3 percent) and ONGC (2.72 percent).